Gulliver's Travels

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4.91 h 24 min2010X-RayPG
HD. Jack Black finds himself in the land of Lilliput where he towers over its tiny citizens in this adaptation of the classic novel.
Directors
Rob Letterman
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Jack BlackJason SegelEmily Blunt
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Supporting actors
Amanda PeetBilly ConnollyJames CordenCatherine Tate
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Fox
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PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.4 out of 5 stars

2172 global ratings

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Raisuli the MagnificentReviewed in the United States on September 18, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Booosh!
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A fairly decent update on Swift's farcical commentary on 18th century European and British politics, this one is updated for an early 21st century audience. Underachiever who's got the hots for one of the office hotties turns plagiarist with adventurous results. Like the few other adaptations of Swift's classic tale, only the "giant" section of the story is used for the film.

I personally like it as a simple comedy adventure, which is pretty much all it is. There might be one or two objectionable moments that are actually from Switf's original narrative, and the overall theme much aligns itself with Swift's personal philosophy and take on the world.

Jack Black gives another great humorous performance, and the supporting cast does the same to give a tale about the meeting of two cultures that borrow from one another and ultimately clash with adventure and romantic results.

Check it out.
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Kenneth W. RohlaReviewed in the United States on June 30, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Use With Caution
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I was expecting another bemusing Jack Black movie, but I was totally unprepared for the level of gut-splitting humor in this movie. Clearly the goddess Thalia herself reached down from the heavens and touched the writers of this masterpiece. Sadly I could only watch this once since I blew a spleen guffawing for 85 minutes straight. I lie here in my hospital bed with 126 stitches in my abdomen and a new spleen courtesy of Xi Jinping, reviewing my life. Would I do it again? Darn right, it was all worth it, but if you're considering watching this movie, I highly recommend wearing a weight-lifting belt and perhaps take a tranquilizer to level your emotions before attempting this, or you may find yourself in need of Laughaholics Anonymous support.

Seriously, it's an entertaining movie, watch it.
joel wingReviewed in the United States on June 10, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Funny spoof of classic Gulliver's Travels story
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This is a re-imagining of the classic Gulliver’s Travels featuring Jack Black. It’s more of a spoof which generally works such as when Black pees to put out a fire at the Lilliput palace. Another time he has Jason Segel recite lyrics from Prince to woo a princess. Most of the time Black just gets to play himself, but I tend to like that because I’m a fan. Chris O’Dowd is a good villain who wants to quash all the fun Black is having. Overall this provides a good time.
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Cheri174evrReviewed in the United States on March 8, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Cute reimagined version of the classic
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This is a modern retelling of Gulliver's Travels. And who better to do a classic with lighthearted humor? You can't beat Jack Black.

It's a bit juvenile and simplistic, but fun. You just don't want to compare it to the classic. It's more like a story inspired by the classic, and dumbed down. Honestly, don't compare it to the real thing, and you'll be fine.

Does the guy get the girl in the end? Or does he learn a lesson making his failure kind of a bummer, but still okay? With Jack Black you never know.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on January 21, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
over the top
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i watched it only bc Jack Black was in it, so it was at least entertaining. i havent read the book, but i looked it up, and this seems like quite a twist on the tale. i understand throwing in some modern things, but they went way over the top. they spent so much time on unnecessary details. it wouldve been nicer if they spent more time the other island where he was the tiny person. the final battle was also completely unnecessary, yet rushed.
CEReviewed in the United States on August 23, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not too bad of a movie
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I like these types of movies... Journey to the Center of the Earth and Journey 2 are favorites of mine, so this seemed similar to those. It was obviously different with the fact that there was more interaction with other people, and a lot of times it's really cheesy, but I liked the movie overall. I probably won't watch it a hundred times like my favorites, but I'll watch it a few times. For the price that I paid, it's a good buy. I would never have wanted to see this in the theater and it would have felt like a rip off if I had paid the higher prices like when movies first come out, but the cheaper price made this worth it to me.
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rmx_Reviewed in the United States on June 17, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
i remember skipping this movie in the theater, but...
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Jack Black seemed to be on his on movie-downslide. it is not his fault though; it happens to the best of them. (Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Eddie Murphy, etc, etc, etc...) i remember when this movie hit theaters and i thought Jack had hit rock bottom, but i am not too proud to admit when i am wrong. this movie surprised me at several turns and twisted the tropes just enough to make them feel fresh. i am glad i watched it and will probably sit down with my younger son later and watch it again.
B. JohnsonReviewed in the United States on November 9, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
beyond rude movie
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This movie was beyond rude. I cannot believe this is a PG movie-it should have been PG-13. Some people might enjoy a giant man peeing all over a building on fire to put it out, and other rude things like that, but not our family. Most of the movie was like this...
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